I first visited Wildside waybackwhen, well, about seven years ago I think. It made quite an impression on me and I knew I wanted to return. I knew it was not in a finished state and the thought of returning to see progress made it even more exciting.
Four years ago I decided I would return to Devon. Top of my list to visit was Wildside. Sadly I planned the visit without checking when the garden was open. It does not open in a regular pattern and I missed the window of opportunity. I had a great time in Devon but I still wanted to get back to Wildside.
Fast forward to this year and I found out that the garden was going to be open for two weeks only: One in June and one in July. June was impossible but July was doable. It was more than doable, I was determined it was going to happen. Plans made, itinerary decided, I set off.
I enjoyed my visit, it was my sole reason for going to Devon, with the other stops being just part of the journey. I will return to this comment in a later post on this trip (a touch of mystery for you there). I will also return to Wildside again as I still find the prospect of watching it develop as exciting. I remain of the opinion that it is one of the most interesting and innovative gardens I have visited.
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